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I-90, Application to Replace Permanent Resident Card

Purpose of Form

Use this form to replace a Green Card.

DO NOT submit this form if you are a conditional resident seeking to remove conditions on your Green Card. If you are a conditional resident, you must submit:


Number of Pages

Form 8; Instructions 13.

Edition Date

06/30/15. You can also use the 12/29/14 edition. (The edition date can be found at the bottom of the page on the Form and Instructions.)

Where to File

You have two options for filing your Form I-90 application with USCIS:

  • Online, or
  • By mail (paper).


As of April 2015, USCIS will process all I-90 applications in USCIS’ Electronic Immigration System (USCIS ELIS ), whether you file online or complete the paper form and mail it to USCIS. If you do not have a USCIS account, we will create one for you once we receive your application and scan it into the system. If you file by paper, you will receive an “USCIS Account Acceptance Notice” with instructions on how to access your USCIS online account. A USCIS online account allows you to:

  • Check the status of your application, petition, or request
  • Receive notifications and case updates, and
  • Manage your contact information.

NOTE: We will continue processing your Form I-90, Application to Replace Permanent Resident Card (Green Card), even if you do not access your USCIS account. You will receive notifications and updates about your application by mail through the U.S. Postal Service.

If you need assistance, contact the USCIS Customer Contact Center.

You may not file your Form I-90 online if you are applying for a fee waiver.

Filing Your I-90 Form By Mail (paper)

• If you submit a paper application, mail your application to the appropriate location noted below:

If using U.S. Postal Service (USPS), send to:

P.O. Box 21262
Phoenix, AZ 85036

If using USPS Express Mail/Courier, send to:

Attention: I-90
1820 E. Skyharbor, Circle S, Floor 1
Suite 100
Phoenix, AZ 85034

  • The Form I-90 has 2D barcode technology to help us collect information quickly and accurately. As you fill in the form on your computer, the barcode stores your information.
  • We recommend you read our Lockbox Filing Tips.
  • To ensure that we can accept your Form I-90:
    • Submit the correct fee.
    • Fill out the form completely and accurately, particularly these required fields:
      1. Family name
      2. Address
      3. Date of birth
      4. Signature
  • If you would like to receive an e-Notification when we accept your Form I-90 at the USCIS Lockbox facility, complete Form G-1145, E-Notification of Application/Petition Acceptance and clip it to the first page of your application.


Filing Fee

The fee is $450, which includes a $365 form fee and $85 biometric services fee. There are several exceptions; see the table under "Special Instructions" for more detail.

Special Instructions

  • If you are filing Form I-90 because you never received your Permanent Resident Card (Green Card), you do not have to pay a filing fee as long as you meet these criteria:
    • We mailed the card over 30 days ago;
    • It was returned to us as undeliverable; and
    • You have not moved from the address you provided us.

However, you must submit:

  1. A copy of the Form I-797, Notice of Action, for the form that USCIS approved to grant your Permanent Resident Card. For example, Form I-485, Form I-751, Form I-829, or Form I-90;
  2. A copy of government-issued identification that contains your name, date of birth, photograph and signature.
  • If you are filing the Form I-90 because your current Permanent Resident Card (Green Card) contains incorrect information due to a Department of Homeland Security error, such as a misspelled name, you do not have to pay a filing fee.

However, you must send us:

  1. The original card that contains the incorrect information; and
  2. Evidence documenting your correct name or biographical information.

Filing Fees by Application Reason:

Reason for ApplicationForm FeeBiometric ServicesTotal
(A) My card has been lost, stolen, or destroyed.$365$85$450
(B) My previous card was issued but never received.$0$0$0
(C) My card has been mutilated.$365$85$450
(D) My existing card has incorrect data because of DHS error.$0$0$0
(E) My name or other information has been legally changed.$365$85$450
(F) My card will expire within six months or has already expired.$365$85$450
(G1) I have reached my 14th birthday, and my existing card will
expire after my 16th birthday.
(G2) I have reached my 14th birthday and my existing card will
expire before my 16th birthday.
(H1) I am a permanent resident who is taking up commuter status.$365$85$450
(H2) I am a commuter who is taking up residence in the U.S.$365$85$450
(I) I have been automatically converted to permanent residence status.$365$85$450
(J) I have a prior edition of the card, or I am applying to replace my card for a reason not specified above.$365$85$450

Withdrawing an Application

  • If you wish to withdraw your Form I-90, you must submit a written request to the USCIS Service Center where your application is currently pending.
  • If your Form I-90 receipt number begins with “LIN,” submit a written request to:

Nebraska Service Center
P.O. Box 87090
Lincoln, NE 68502-7090

  • If your Form I-90 receipt number begins with “MSC” or “IOE” submit a written request to:

National Benefits Center
P.O. Box 648012
Lee's Summit, MO 64002

USCIS will not issue any refunds if you withdraw your application or cancel your request.

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Last Reviewed/Updated: 07/23/2015